Nederlands Lucht- en Ruimtevaartcentrum
The NLR is the knowledge centre for aerospace in the Netherlands. We answer the following questions for example: how can planes be made more silent, sustainable and safer, while the capacity on the ground and in the air can still be expanded? How can we keep satellites at a constant temperature to ensure that they keep functioning efficiently?
A staff of 650 employees develops new technologies where disciplines, like aircraft engineering, electrical engineering, mathematics, physics, computer science and psychology, are combined. They make use of state-of-the-art facilities, like wind tunnels and interconnected airplanes and ATC radar and tower simulators.
The NLR focuses on the entire life cycle of airplanes: from research via design, service and maintenance to modernizing in both military and civil aviation.